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British Scandal

Podcast Series British Scandal

In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.

British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 

But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 

Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   

From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Ghost Story, comes British Scandal. Each week, hosts Alice Levine and Matt Forde de...

Series Episodes

Encore: Breaking Barings | In the Pit | 2

Encore: Breaking Barings | In the Pit | 2

Nick Leeson’s losses are getting out of hand. And he’s under more pressure than ever to make money - not lose it. Then, disaster strikes. The bank announces an audit of all its accounts. Nick is going to have to take one hell of a risk to get himself back on track. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42 mins

21 May Finished

Encore: Breaking Barings | Under the Water | 1

Encore: Breaking Barings | Under the Water | 1

British Scandal is celebrating its third birthday! To mark the occasion we are revisiting one of our favourite ever seasons. The story of a young man who bankrupted Britain's oldest bank. It’s the early 90s and Nick Leeson is rising through the ranks at Barings. He’s not the only employee pulling some risky financial moves. But when Leeson gets himself into a hole, he doesn’t know when to stop digging.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43 mins

14 May Finished

Hitler's Angel | How the Mitfords became Britain's most scandalous sisters | 4

Hitler's Angel | How the Mitfords became Britain's most scandalous sisters | 4

Lyndsy Spence became obsessed with the aristocracy as a teenager. Now a historian and Mitford sister expert, she sits down with Matt and Alice to dissect the six extraordinary and eccentric siblings. From Diana, the beautiful child who dreamed of being kidnapped, to Nancy, who once hoped her parents had been onboard the Titanic - Lyndsy explains the sisters’ shared love of shocking others and ponders the question she’d most like to ask Diana. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36 mins

7 May Finished

Hitler's Angel | Fascism or Death | 3

Hitler's Angel | Fascism or Death | 3

Diana Mosley hasn’t slept for weeks. Oswald has been locked up and she can’t even find a lawyer to represent him. There's only one person she can turn to: her sister, Nancy. But people she trusts have started informing on her. And her family's next. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

51 mins

30 April Finished

Hitler's Angel | Uncle Wolf | 2

Hitler's Angel | Uncle Wolf | 2

Diana has already chosen fascism over her family. But now the world is going to war, and she has to choose between fascism and her country. Winston Churchill tries to win Diana over, but she has already met Germany’s charismatic leader, Adolf Hitler. And she’s hooked. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

52 mins

23 April Finished

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